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Circa 1972 Yuri Lebedev CCCP Canada-Russia Series Style Game Worn Jersey
Lot #10

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Circa 1972 Yuri Lebedev CCCP Canada-Russia Series Style Game Worn Jersey
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Circa 1972 Yuri Lebedev CCCP Canada-Russia Series Style Game Worn Jersey
Lot #10
This spectacular vintage offering was worn by Yuri Lebedev circa 1972 while representing the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union wore these vintage styled white sweaters during the first 4 games of the historic 8-game Summit Series in 1972 against Team Canada. Lebedev was part of the Soviet Union’s “Youngster’s Line” during the Summit Series. During the pivotal 3rd game of the Summit Series, with Canada leading 4-2, Lebedev scored the game’s 3rd goal and was on the ice for the 4th and tying goal late in the 3rd period in what would be the only game to end in a tie during the 8-game Summit Series. Lebedev, who had a solid career, would also represent the Soviets in the World Championships, the 1976 Canada Cup and the memorable 1980 Olympics.

This vintage sweater measures out to a size 44 and remains in spectacular condition, while showing obvious game wear. All facets to those worn in the 1972 Summit Series are here on this amazing find including the collar with the unique eyelets, the elongated sleeve cuffs, the striking single stitched red felt sleeve numbers and the letters that make up the CCCP, as well as the slits on both sides of the hem! While we couldn’t conclusively photo match this to the Summit Series, style wise, everything is correct! While many consider the 1972 Team Canada jerseys as their holy grail, their Soviet counterparts have, in fact, been much tougher to come by, with only a scant few of this style known to exist in the hobby. This four-decade-old offering should excite the international and 1972 Summit Series collectors’ alike, choice!